too big for his breeches

SDC12223 2 Chronicles 26.  Uzziah was a great man and a good king, because “he was marvelously helped, till he was strong” (15).  Then he got too big for his breeches. He usurped the right of the temple priests, and went into the sanctuary to burn incense. When 81 courageous priests withstood him, he became angry, and leprosy broke out on his forehead. He was excluded from the house of the LORD for the rest of his life. Even the greatest among us must learn to live with limitations. They are a gift from God to keep us humbly dependent upon him and each other.

LORD, grant us wisdom to live within the limits you set for our lives.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at -- !
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